Long distance moving is dreaded by many due to the many potent challenges it has. Most people generally end up with a nasty long distance moving experience, but most of these could always be avoided if only one prepared adequately and avoided some of these common and unfortunate mistakes.

If you want to have a good experience moving long distance, be sure to avoid the mistakes below:

Taking too much stuff

Most of the long distance movers will charge you based on the weight of your items. One way of minimizing the cost of long distance moving is by limiting the amount of items to move with. As you clear your closet, be sure to dispose of the various items you no longer use.

Packing items improperly

This is one of the most common mistakes people make when they move long distance. Poor packing is always responsible for the majority of broken or damaged items people end up with when they reach their final destination. The only way to avoid this is to get the right packing materials and to take your time to pack properly, knowing that the items will travel long distance, and sometimes in very rough terrains.

Ignoring insurance needs

It is always a good idea to buy insurance for long moves, especially if you have stuff that requires special handling and which may get damaged during the move. Most people will ignore this, but it is extremely important. For instance, if you had IKEA furniture, it would make absolute sense to have insurance for such furniture.

Not booking ahead of time

Most people will ignore the importance of booking in good time for long distance moves. Advanced planning is necessary for long distance moving, part of which is making your booking ahead of time to avoid last minute inconveniences.